Headteacher's Welcome

HEAD'S WELCOME MESSAGE:

We are a busy but friendly school with lots going on. This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing regular updated information for both children and parents.

We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find any information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have.

Thank you for visiting.

Tracy Edwards and  Mike Lawrence
Headteachers

 

OUR VALUES

 

LOVE OF LEARNING

 

RESILIENCE 

 

 

RESPECT

 

Watch this space to learn more about what our values mean to us and how we go about demonstrating them in all that we do. 

WE ASKED THE CHILDREN ABOUT THEIR LEARNING EXPERIENCES AT ELMHURST.

 

 

PARENTAL SURVEY JUNE 2017

Here are some of the things parents have to say about Elmhurst:

"Since starting the school my child has made fantastic progress. It is a lovely environment to learn in with fantastic staff and great opportunities."

"Each teacher I have had the pleasure of meeting has been fantastic, with my sons best interests as priority. I love the interaction I have via class Dojo and the Elmhurst Facebook page, it's always a joy to see photos of my boys at school."

"You guys are a brilliant team at Elmhurst and I have absolutely nothing to complain about. Please keep continuing to look at the child as an individual and encourage them at what they are good at!"

"My son is in year 4, in Firs. The teacher has really brought the best out of him and his confidence in learning. The head teachers are wonderful human beings with so must energy and enthusiasm for the children. As a family we are so happy that our child is happy and he wants to go to school everyday!"

"I am so happy with the school and the high standards it sets. They are great at communication. As a parent I love the use of class Dojo as a communication tool."

"I believe that the school gives our child the tools to become a wonderful person. The school allows the children to grow and make mistakes to learn by them. All staff at the school are happy and friendly. I honestly could not praise the school enough."

"I really appreciate that my child has had the opportunity to engage in some wonderful learning activities outside the core subjects whilst he has been at Elmhurst. Teaching to pass tests does not in itself provide a stimulating and rounded education, and Elmhurst delivers a range of immersive experiences in a range of additional subjects to enhance the core provision."

 

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STORY CORNER

This week's story is read by Mrs. Saunders. It is the story of how the tortoise got its shell.

 

GARDENING AT ELMHURST 

Mrs Chard

 

Please read the blog below for more information. 

      

                             
                                                             

SCHOOL COUNCIL'S TOP TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE ONLINE

 

       

      What do people have to say about our school? 

       

      Anne McGraw - Beanstalk Volunteer

      "Although I loved the freedom that retirement brought, I thought I would consider the possibility of doing some voluntary work. Being very particular in what I commit to, after seeing the Beanstalk Reading Helper advertised in the Western Gazette, under the umbrella of Spark Somerset, I decided to pursue it and find out what exactly it involved.

      I discovered it was something that really appealed to me, as the helper visits three children at the same school twice a week for half an hour each. It is a fun session, separate from the school work and is intended to build confidence for whatever reason, and to encourage a love of reading.

      How fortunate I was to be placed at Elmhurst Junior School in Street!

      Fantastic and hard working staff at all levels have provided a happy and open environment, and it is an absolute credit to all of them.

      The school already has an amazing stock of books in their very well run library, and it is a pleasure to see that it is constantly used by the pupils.

      One poem from Michael Rosen's A-Z of Children's Poetry is one that really stands out for me personally, as it is especially fitting for children moving on in their education, or in fact for people of any age!

      It is called 'Let No One Steal Your Dreams' by Paul Cookson, and at the risk of repetition....I read it to the children at intervals when I feel that they need to hear the words again.

      I hope I can help to provide them with an extra boost during their transition to Secondary School, and it has certainly proved to me that I made the right choice in volunteering for Beanstalk."

       

       
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      SAFEGUARDING

       

      Elmhurst Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures and policies are in place to support pupils and staff at school. If a pupil or parent has a concern they should contact the school immediately. Please see our Child Protection Policy on our Policies and Documents page for further details.

      See also our Complaints Procedure.

       

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      The above link will take you to the Parent Info website where you will find expert information to help children stay safe online.

       

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      The NSPCC link will take you to an interesting booklet to help you determine whether it is safe for your child to be out alone. 

       

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        • THE HISTORY OF ELMHURST
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        • Our school is steeped in history. Follow these links to find out more about Elmhurst in the past: 

      Elmhurst Grammar School

      Somerset Guide